The Fargo Railroad Company are a southern rock / americana band from Sheffield.

Building a strong local fan base, their shows are dynamic soulful and rousing. Founded in 2013, the four piece use a strong southern influenced sound as a vehicle for their songs of barrooms, broken relationships and a little bit of gospel. Much of their time is spent playing shows both in their hometown and far more frequently farther a field.

The Fargo Railroad Company are very much a live band and that, they profess, is the best way to experience them.

John W Doyle

Support comes from John W Doyle.

Equally at home fronting a band on a festival stage or on a barstool in a songwriter’s circle, John has an unassuming confidence as a singer, songwriter, musician and performer. He has an uncanny knack for connecting almost immediately with his audience and holding them captive for the whole performance.

John writes his songs from the heart and with imagery so vivid it is tangible. His vocals are rich in colour, depth and power that he elegantly controls one moment and then hits hard with the next, drawing the listener in and holding them close. His accompanying guitar skills are the icing on the cake and are the clear result of years of honing his craft.

Hailing from the Lancashire hills, John is a much sought-after collaborator and is passionate not only about his own music but that of his peers. He can often be found jumping in at the last minute as a dep for a band or adding additional backing vocal or guitar lines to recordings. He is a true musician’s musician.

As well as recording a new studio album, 2024 sees Doyle out on the road both solo and with his new blues outfit The JWD Band, playing a tour of Switzerland and summer festivals in Europe before heading into winter with the Emilia Quinn UK acoustic tour with whom he plays as full-time lead guitarist.

Dates & Times

Last session: Sat 6 Apr 2024 at 7:30 PM - This event has now passed
£14 (inc fees)

Full seated.


“The Farco Railroad Co. out of Sheffield have distilled the southern country vibe, tapping into an Allmans/Skynyrd/Credence sound” Album Review

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